Singer and songwriter Katy Nichole has gone viral with the release of her new single "In Jesus Name (God of Possible)." The song has not only reached well over 150 million people, it was the second highest position on the iTunes' overall Top Songs chart while remaining No. 1 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel chart since the song's release.
Created from words in 21-year-old Katy's prayer journal that were written in the midst of a global health crisis and in response to her own story of suffering, hope and healing, Prior to writing "In Jesus Name (God of Possible)," Katy was diagnosed with scoliosis and underwent surgery to straighten her spine, which led to persistent post-surgery pain that sent her into a bedridden mental and emotional spiral. Three years later, Katy went back in for an operation to essentially remove the metal rods and screws that had been placed in her back.
"I go into the second surgery, and I come out of it, and the smoke cloud of depression was gone. I encountered the Lord in that moment," Katy remembers. "When I got my X-rays after surgery, my spine was actually straighter than when the rods had been in it. So when I say that God can do miracles, I mean it, because I've seen it."
Serving as both an ambassador for the Shriners Hospitals for Children® and as a volunteer for Musicians On Call, her healing has also emboldened her to be an advocate for others facing health challenges. It's further given her a new direction for her music-and her life.
"There's no story that doesn't matter to God. Every story was written by Him, and He's the greatest author of all time," Katy declares. "God's healed me, so I know He can heal someone else. I'm going to share my story and hope it will encourage others to go and share theirs."
While her first single is a worshipful anthem ready-made for roomfuls of people to sing, it only reveals one facet of this multidimensional artist who is working on her debut album now, again drawing from her journal and well of life experiences.